| Year 1993 Canonical Studies
CANONICAL STATUS OF CATHOLICS
WHO ARE DIVORCED AND CIVILLY REMARRIED
(Mons. Mario F. Pompedda)
This article treats the delicate question of admitting to the sacraments people
who have been divorced and have entered into a second civil “marriage”, who are
motivated, or so it is believed, by a conviction of conscience that their marriage
is null, but who cannot introduce a case of nullity because they lack the proofs
required b procedural law. We are treating the topic from the specific standpoint
of its relationship to and reflection of canonical norms, that is, the procedure
established by the Church for declaring the nullity of a marriage......
PASTORAL APPROACH TO CANON
(with special reference to Marital Breakdown) (George V. Lobo, s.j.)
Canon Law is a service in building up the Church, the Spirit-filled community
of faith and love.
“While attributing a primacy to love, grace and charism, it facilitates an
orderly development in the life of ecclesial society and individual persons
who are its members.” (John Paul II Ap. Const. promulgating CIC).
Current approach to Moral theology is person-centered (not act-centered nor
law centered) and value based. .....
THE THEOLOGICAL AND JURIDICAL
ASPECTS OF MARRIAGE
One of the areas of ecclesiastical legislation which has undergone pastorally and
juridically meaningful changes is the law on marriage contained in the Code of Canon
Law of 1983. The significance of these changes consists in the fact that they concern
the most involved pastoral ministries in the Church today. The fundamental doctrinal
principles and the inspiration underlying the revision of matrimonial legislation
are drawn from the teaching of Vatican II. The pastoral constitution on the Church